Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 26, 2019

Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 11, 2019:

Today:

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight:

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low to mid 70s are expected for the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1690 In the first major engagement of King William’s War, British troops from Massachusetts seize Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French.
  • 1792 The Columbia River is discovered by Captain Robert Gray.
  • 1858 Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
  • 1862 Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1864 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern.
  • 1888 Birth of Irving Berlin, composer, writer of over 1,500 songs.
  • 1895 Birth of William Grant Still, American composer and conductor.
  • 1918 Birth of Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist.
  • 1943 American forces begin the assault on Japanese-held Attu, the westernmost island in Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain.
  • 1967 The Siege of Khe Sanh ends with the base is still in American hands.